Before landing in Hawaii, we had a typical paradise-like image of serene, golden beaches in our minds. Heaven everywhere you go. Of course that is true of the islands, but the Hawaiian landscape, having been created by volcanic activity, is also much more varied than you’d think. On the Big Island, for example, there was Read Post
We opted for the most inexpensive 3-day, 2-night Ha Long Bay cruise that we could negotiate. When the day came to leave, we were on pins and needles worrying whether we just made a terrible mistake. That morning, we left our hotel and headed to the travel agency we booked the cruise through so they could Read Post
Here is a time lapse video of the sun coming up on the Nam Khan River in Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. I sped up the footage and did a slow digital zoom, so if it looks like the river is moving fast, it is actually moving 400x’s faster than it should be.
Up until this point in our journey through Myanmar, most of the sights we visited were temples and Buddha sculptures, some in caves, some on mountaintops and all of various shapes and sizes. After the staggering number of temples in Bagan, we were ready for a change. Instead of taking a bus directly to Inle Read Post
After leaving Bagan, Myanmar, we grabbed a bus to Kalaw, a small hill station that serves as the starting point for treks to Inle Lake. We wanted to visit Inle Lake and had heard trekking (also known as hiking for our American readers) was a pleasant and leisurely way of getting there. Lucy and Isabelle Read Post